I feel like I’ve made a big difference this week, like I’ve finally made some sort of actual change to my lifestyle. To be honest, I think that has a lot to do with the fact I’m still listening to my Slimpod every evening at bed time – and a very inspiring conversation I had with a friend who has lost loads of weight lately and completely changed his lifestyle since the start of this year.
Goal for last week
Last week’s goal was to go to the gym around the corner and sign up. I have no excuse I just didn’t do this. Must try harder!
Goal for this week
This week’s goal is to actually go to the gym around the corner and sign up. And stop procrastinating!
Last week’s plan was to exercise 3 times, and increase the time spent doing so.
I’ve been doing the Davina McCall 7 Minute Fit dvd, where each workout is – yep, you guessed it, 7 minutes. I was only doing one at a time but I’ve stepped that up to 2 at a time, and on some occasions, 3!
My problem is that the ab workout is really effective… but actually makes my hernia feel worse the day after.
This week’s plan is to keep up the exercise, but to do more core work – not necessarily the Davina dvd, but general core exercises.
Last week’s plan was to eat breakfast. I have done better than the previous week, but am still perfectly happy to just have a coffee while S eats. I treated myself to some duck eggs in the week, which was really nice for breakfast!
This week’s plan is to work on my snacking and make sure there are only healthy snacks in the house!
Weight & Measurements
Weight: 11st 9lb. Last week: 12st 3lb
Neck: 14″ same as last week
Bust: 38″ Last week: 39″
Waist: 35.5″ Last week: 37″
Hips: 39.5″. Last week: 40″
R&L Thigh: 25″/24.5″ last week: 25″/24″
R&L Calf: 15″/14.5″ Last week:14.5″/14.5″
Oh my word! A 6lb loss and 1.5 inches off my waist! (I would expect my thighs and calves to fluctuate as muscle grows where I’m walking/exercising more)
I have to make an important note here: until this week, I was weighing myself on a Sunday evening, after S went to bed – usually before I’d had my tea, but sometimes after. Last week’s disappointing results were after we’d been to a friend’s house for roast dinner. This week, I weighed and measured myself in the morning, before breakfast – which will account for some of the difference. I suppose I don’t know how much of the difference was that, and how much was actual weight loss, until I do the same next week and see the difference.
That said, seeing such an amazing difference, and being below 12 stone for the first time in a long time, has given me a massive mental lift, and made me feel like I can actually do this. For me, the mental side is the larger part of the battle so I’m hopeful I can continue this.
Hooray for me!